OLED screens are all over the world in the mobile market, and it’s hard to find a phone with a non-OLED screen. But in television, OLED screens are still synonymous with luxury, with the price tag for a full-priced Xiaomi TV 65-inch Master OLED starting at $12999. However, as the OLED industry chain matured, Xiaomi significantly reduced the total module cost of the OLED screen and released Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED. Xiaomi TV 6 OLED price hit 5000 gears, has been similar to the price of traditional TV. So what’s the real experience of this “young man’s first OLED TV”? Let’s take a practical look at this article.
The Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is available in both 55- and 65-inch versions and the version in our hands is 65-inch. The front screen share was quite high, at 97.1%. The upper left and right border are about 6mm, the bottom border is about 10mm, which is a good level at this price point.
The edge of the screen is excessive by a slightly protruding arc edge, and at the junction of the two, the middlebox is slightly raised on the surface of the screen, which can play a protective role for the screen,
The back of the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is a more ordinary plastic back panel, with only the screen above, so it is very thin, and there are other components at the bottom, so the thickness is similar to that of a regular TV.
Under the striped plastic back cover is a two-channel, 12.5W power four-unit stereo, each equipped with low- and high-frequency speakers, for testing the sound quality later in the audio session.
In the lower-left corner is the power connector, with an extended interface slot on the right, with 3 HDMI2.0 interfaces (one for eARC), an AV interface, an ATV/DTMB interface, 2 USB connectors (one of which is USB 3.0), a S/PDIF digital audio interface, and 1 1 100-megabit Ethernet interface.
In addition, a 4 microphone array is built into the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED to support remote field voice. You can use the small love classmate to control the Rice device in the bright screen or the breath screen.
From a design point of view, the front of the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is pretty good, and the OLED screen also brings a very thin side. But the design and interface on the back are relatively simple, but given the price point and the high cost of OLED, this is understandable.
On the hardware side, the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED features an MTK 9638 quad-core processor and a storage solution of 3 plus 32G for everyday smooth use. MeMC features are also built-in for a smoother look.
The accessory comes with only one Bluetooth remote control, which means you don’t have to limit the angle like the infrared remote control, which is freer to use. The keys of the remote control are still Xiaomi’s ancestral minimalist wind, but the commonly used directional keys from the bulge to slightly concave, blind on time some easy to mishandle.
Audio and Video Effects Experience
The biggest look at Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is the display quality of this “dessert grade” OLED screen. Officially, it is known as “the young man’s first OLED TV”, and the OLED screen has a resolution of 3840 x 2160, or 4K. The advantage of the OLED screen over the LCD is that the 8294400 pixels can be independently controlled with light switches, with significant improvements in contrast and shadow cancellation, as well as more vibrant colors.
We looked at the subpixels of Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED through a microscope and we could see that it was arranged in an RGBW arrangement. Traditional RGBW arrangements use W instead of subpixels to increase brightness, but to some extent affect fineness. This arrangement of Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is to add a W, not a replacement, so it is a solid 4K resolution.
This screen of Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 Plus, HDR10, and HLG technology in parameters. True 10bit Professional Color Depth, 800nits Peak Brightness (HDR mode). Measured coverage of 98.8% of the sRGB color gamut and 89.1% of the DCI P3 color gamut, the average color deviation value of only 0.74, the quality is quite good, due to the characteristics of the OLED screen, our existing test software can not fully correctly reflect its quality, so its actual look is a little better than the data below. At the same time, the setting of full brightness DC dimming also reduces visual fatigue.
It must be admitted, however, that the problem of OLED TV screens is also objective. There are two main, the first is “can’t light up and dark down.” In order to maintain the activity of organic matter in OLED pixels, the voltage cannot be increased too high, in order to make the pixels dark, only PWM dimming, by flickering to adjust the dark pixels, Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED did not use this scheme, but to protect the eye selected global DC dimming. So the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED has a maximum brightness of about 250nit in SDR mode, while in HDR mode it has a maximum brightness of about 350nit, which is nominally 800nit for a small number of pixels.
The burning screen is also an OLED screen problem, the essence of the burning screen is pixel aging, any technology can only be delayed, can not be eradicated. To reduce screen burning, Xiaomi provides OLED protection and OLED correction in the system, and the pixels can be automatically fine-tuned to avoid pixel aging ahead of time.
So what’s the actual look and feel of the Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED? The following pictures have been photographed and uploaded after the second compression, and the actual perception must have a certain gap, you can do a simple reference.
First of all, in the grayscale display, IGeekphone with grayscale pictures on Xiaomi TV 6 OLED, you can see that its grayscale is still good, due to the special nature of OLED, contrast reached up to 1 million to 1, black pure black, white very white.
Then we use The Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED to display a variety of solid colors to see if there are any color bias points. You can see that its color is very bright, color restoration is also done well.
In terms of visual angle and color performance, Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED’s visual angle is excellent, in the vast majority of angles do not appear obvious color cast and darkening, when viewing high-definition pictures are also bright eye.com. As shown in this picture of the garden under the blue sky below, Xiaomi TV 6 OLED shows a very full color.
For example, the next one, backlit trees, and bright sky, details are still in place, the color than the traditional LCD TV is obviously more beautiful.
Another advantage of OLED screens is their wide visual angle. Even to the side of 160 degrees, it still doesn’t affect the perception, which makes the OLED TV suitable for the big living room of the Big House, watched by the whole family.
After testing and experience, the author believes that Xiaomi TV 6 OLED in color reduction and visual angle to do very well, but also limited by the characteristics of OLED, in terms of brightness and grayscale is still relatively general.
For different usage scenarios, Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED offers a variety of video modes, such as standard mode, movie mode, display mode, and so on. When we watch a game during the Olympics, we can turn on MEMC motion compensation to make the details of the sport smoother by calculating the interpolation.
In acoustic configuration, the Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED has a two-channel, 12.5W power four-unit stereo, each with low- and high-frequency speakers. To improve bass performance, Xiaomi said the Xiaomi TV 6 OLED features a dual duct bass enhancement design. That is, with the sealed box 0.42L x 2 large sound cavity, through the passive subwoofer in the box air driven by passive sound, so that the bass effect is thicker.
From the actual listening point of view, Xiaomi TV 6 OLED mid-range, mid-high performance is still quite good, bass although the use of double duct bass enhancement design, but after all, is not independent of the subwoofer. Daily use is also recommended with a separate stereo.
Xiaomi TV 6 OLED built-in MIUI for TV system, which is a large-screen Android-based TV system, after many years of development has been quite mature, more friendly to Chinese use. As China’s film and television resources are scattered among major copyright holders, MIUI for TV can directly display the contents of major copyright companies on the home page, more convenient. Plus the content resources of Android third-party apps, basically what you want to see is available.
There are also four different usage modes built into the Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED, namely Children’s Mode, Elder Mode, Office Mode, and Standard Mode.
For example, when the user cuts into child mode, the system’s content resources will be limited to early childhood education, and will also prompt parents to set the password, exit the child mode requires the parent to enter the password, while parents can also set whether the child mode boot, whether to automatically turn on eye protection mode so that children at home watching TV content is well controlled and limited.
There is office mode when turned on, the main interface of the system will become extremely simple and efficient, eliminating the vast majority of the fancy class, only retain wireless screen, video conferencing, file management, and all applications of a few portals, so that office users can more directly and efficiently use the required functions and services.
Thanks to the built-in 4 remote microphones, Xiaomi Mi TV 6 OLED can also be incarnated as a small love classmate, through voice fast on-demand program, you can use the remote control to control the whole family’s Mijia smart device, the TV into the family’s smart center.
Of course, it must be admitted that, as Xiaomi’s cost-effective model, Xiaomi TV 6 OLED is advertised, both on-screen and before the video is played. Open-screen ads can turn off sound within settings, while pre-video ads can only be turned off by turning on members.
“In the old time Wang Xietang Yan, flying into ordinary people’s homes.” With the maturity of the industrial chain, OLED TV, which used to be a luxury item, is still technologically mature, and the price is not far from the traditional LCD TV. Compared to traditional LCD TVs, Xiaomi TV 6 OLED offers 8.29 megapixels of independent light control and more vivid eye color performance, as the cheapest OLED TV available, Xiaomi TV 6 OLED’s efforts to popularize OLED TV this piece is obviously satisfactory.
Of course, OLED TV also has its inherent disadvantages, before buying, but also to carefully consider whether its inherent disadvantages will affect their use. If you can accept it, Xiaomi MI TV 6 OLED will be your cost-effective choice to experience OLED TV.